Yet another name to emerge from the seemingly never-ending talent pool that is London's post-everything scene, Warsnare is in the midst of prepping his debut solo effort, the Eris EP (artwork above), for the relatively fresh Shades of Grey label. "Artemis" is a surprisingly melodic cut (although not one featured on the aforementioned record) built from a litany of micro-samples. Scraping metal, backwards strings, and twinkling piano melodies all get chopped to their most basic bits before they're rebuilt as a swirling procession that moves with a jagged flow above a stuttering kick and bassline. The track boasts a sound that's not quite bass music and not quite post-dubstep, but something clearly in a corner of its own. We're told to expect five tracks of similarly detailed, cinematic pieces of futuristic production when Eris drops February 20.
Portishead member and noted producer Geoff Barrow (pictured above) has announced plans to release an album of hip-hop tracks he's crafted under the Fuzzface moniker in collaboration with 7STU7 (Portishead’s engineer) and DJ Katalyst. The trio is operating under the name Quakers. Read more »
Kompakt-signed duo Terranova has shared a video for the pop-infused techno cut "Question Mark," which comes from the pair's forthcoming Hotel Amour LP and features the vocals of Whomadewho's Tomas Høffding. Read more »
Last week, we shared an exhilarating track from Galapagoose, a new Australian producer who makes blistering beat music. The producer has teamed up with a fellow Aussie, Melbourne's Wooshie, to remix Young Magic's "You With Air." The remix chops up the synth-pop original and manipulates the pieces into a warped mash of stretched vocals and disturbed synths.
Planet High School, the sophomore album by Brooklyn beatmaker Brian Lindgren (a.k.a. Mux Mool), arrives roughly two years after the producer's first LP for the Ghostly label, and the time between releases has served Lindgren well. Skulltaste was splintered between instrumental hip-hop tunes and straight-up dancefloor fodder (not to mention hits and misses), but the new full-length finds Lindgren narrowing his sound almost entirely on bouncing boom-bap grooves and the retro-futuristic samples he's keen on crafting them with. That focus has yielded better results, too, as Planet High School is evidence of Mux Mool gradually coming into his own. Read more »
Last week, Mixmag tapped UK garage tinkerer George FitzGerald to put together a mix built from the catalog of Scuba's unparalleled Hotflush imprint (which, by the way, had no trouble finding its way into our list of the top 10 labels of 2011). Although we're a few days late to the game, we couldn't pass up an opportunity to share this hearty helping of both new and old sounds. Read more »
If there was ever a time when Dâm-Funk's funkiness was in question, it has long since passed; the LA producer seems to have only the truest of funk running through his bloodstream at all times. But maybe he feels like people have been forgetting this fact lately (kind of like when we all allegedly "Forgot About Dre"), as his latest song seems to reinstate his reign atop the SoCal G-funk world with lyrics like "I gotta let you know I'm the one bringing you the true funk from LA," and stringing together sentences that effortlessly cement his street cred. Just for the record, Mr. Funk, we never forgot, but we'll take one of your slippery beats for free any day of the week.
This 8-bit-heavy remix of Taprikk Sweezee's "Volt" is lifted from a digital/cassette release that dropped via European beat hub Error Broadcast. Called Repolyx (artwork above), that album is comprised of 12 reworks of tracks from Sweezee's 2011 EP, Poly, and features new versions of the record's four cuts by the likes of Monolithium, Pixelord, B-Ju, and many more. Now that the music has been on the market a few months, we're treated to a flashy music video for "Volt (kidkanevil Remix)," courtesy of Labmeta. You can check that out after the jump. Read more »
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